Johnson injured his knee while taking an awkward swing recently, and won't return. He hit .294/.351/.403 over two levels in the minors.
The moves were made to clear a 25-man and a 40-man roster spot for Cameron Maybin, who returned from a 25-game suspension Wednesday. Peterson is just 6 for 53 in 27 games with the Padres. LaFromboise owns a 4.75 ERA and 45:21 K:BB ratio in 53 innings with El Paso.
Maybin served a 25-game suspension handed down for violating the MLB’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He went 6 for 16 in five games with El Paso before rejoining the team. Maybin has hit .247/.286/.368 with one home run and three stolen bases in 174 at-bats.
Tanaka said this bullpen session was "better" than his first one. He was able to throw four different pitches during the start, including his splitter. "It went well, but it was actually my first time throwing breaking balls – something other than fastballs – in the bullpen, so I felt it was a little bit rusty,” Tanaka said. The club still hopes Tanaka can pitch in the majors this season.
The Cubs haven't given any indication of how much time Castro is expected to miss. He has hit .284/.333/.429 with 13 home runs and 64 RBI in 496 at-bats. Rookie Javier Baez will see his first action at shortstop Wednesday after playing 15 games at second base to open his major-league career.
The first four hitters in the
Bautista also doubled in the victory in sweetening his stat line to .290/.406/.512.
A strong run of five straight quality starts ended with a thud Wednesday against the Blue Jays for
Nelson collapsed after four strong innings to take his fourth loss in six decisions. He gave up four runs on five hits in the fifth and sixth before his removal. Among them were run-scoring doubles by Munenori Kawasaki and Melky Cabrera.
His next start is set for Monday at San Diego.
Manager Mike Scioscia said Thatcher was "not close" to coming back. He's been sidelined since August 2 due to an ankle issue.
Green is on pace to start a rehab assignment over the next few days with the intention of returning next week. He's hit .313 over 80 at-bats. Green has been sidelined due to a back injury.
Dickey rode strong hitting support to the win despite giving up five runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He walked one, fanned four and yielded a two-run homer to Carlos Gomez in the sixth inning that knocked him out of the game.
The veteran has given up 24 runs in his last 44 2/3 innings. He will try to pitch better Tuesday against Boston.